Question of the Week | Fixing the Lows, Sept 22, 2020

AR is a 39-year-old on an insulin pump and CGM. AR’s basal rates are:

  • 1.7 units from 10 pm to 6 am and
  • 1.6 units from 6 am to 10 pm.

AR’s insulin to carb ratio is 1:15 and the correction is 1:50 with a blood sugar target of 100-120.

When looking at AR’s report, they are bolusing for meals at 7 am, 12 pm, and 7 pm. AR is experiencing blood sugars of 60 -70 around 10 am and 3 pm every day.

Based on this data, what is the best recommendation?

  1. Adjust the 6 am to 10 pm basal rate.
  2. Encourage a 15 gm snack at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
  3. Make adjustments to the insulin to carb ratio.
  4. Recalculate the correction bolus ratio.

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